Archive for 'BEAUTÉ'

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August 26
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I’ve been bored with the traditional fragrances made for women lately.  Diptyque is one of my favorites for mens cologne, and my next purchase will probably be one of their scents.  I also love the fact that a lot of their scents can be unisex, so a steal here and there is possible.  However, this Ferragamo Pour Homme is already in my collection, and I have been obsessed with it lately. It’s very clean, sophisticated, and actually works with my base lotion. There is also something very sweet and sexy about wearing whatever scent your special guy normally sports too. ;)

On that note, I also wanted to ask your opinion on make up removers. I wear eyeliner everyday, so I use eye makeup remover every night. I’ve been a loyal customer of L’Occitane’s Milk Demaquillant and Lancome’s Bi-Facil but L’occitane discontinued theirs and $27 is a lot for just 4 ounces of remover. I’m on the hunt for the next best thing for the best price, preferably under $20. I just got Just Release Me from Philosophy, and it is still quite oily although they toot the fact that it is oil-free.  If you have suggestions, please let me know!!!

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April 03
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After 25 years, I have finally gone back to full blown bangs. Not side sweep, but straight bangs. It’s weird, my hair hasn’t adjusted to bangs in so long that it falls in this awkward way, and bounces up really awkwardly. The Toni & Guy hairdresser did a good job with them when my hair is down, but there is a lot of my own maintenance that needs to go into it when i put it my hair up in a ponytail.

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Spent the day shopping and pampering. Well, we went to Mission Beach Cafe first, and had the most amazing breakfast of all time…and also the most amazing bacon of all time. We then walked the half block uphill to get our nails done at my favorite salon in SF: Bijou Nails. It’s like stepping into a small Parisian salon it’s so small, but incredibly cute and cozy. We also stopped by Japantown to buy Rilakkuma and went to Daiso to stock up on $1.50 toys!

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May 13
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I was introduced to some beautiful ladies today. This is Lan, and she is going to be a bride soon! Lan is having her rehersal make-up/hair session with the very talented Kimmy Vy and then running to a pre-wedding photoshoot with Kevin Le at the mission in San Juan Capistrano.  I got the opportunity to see Kimmy working her magic on Lan, and snapped some photos right after her make up and hair was done. The hair piece below was custom made by Read more …

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January 22
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a few of my favorite lotions and parfums that have been on rotation as of late

 

L’erbolario creme pour le corps // l’occitaine crème hydratante éclat // estée lauder emerald dream parfum // tamara lempicka parfum // apothia IF eau de parfum // gucci envy me eau de parfum // versace crystal noir  // lancome hypnose eau de parfum // flower by kenzo parfum // l’occitaine immortelle lait demaquillant // viktor rolf flowerbomb parfum